Author and cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter famously talked about the idea of "number numbness"--the inability to get our heads around gigantic figures and be able to estimate quantities within an order of magnitude or two.
Dictionary of Numbers is a Chrome extension that mitigates this condition by allowing users to insert equivalences in real-world terms. It would be one thing to just mention that a military measure would require $8.2 billion, but it adds a whole new layer of context to mention that a military measure would require the net worth of Fox head honcho Rupert Murdoch.
The extension searches users writings for mentions of currencies, weight, area, population, and speed--and offers options of possible replacements to make the numbers less abstract. Dictionary of Numbers is a simple way to assign more meaning to quantities, and a million monkeys with a million typewriters wouldn’t be able to improve upon it.